Mar 5, 2014 2:00am PST
on arrival, complaining that it runs up the long-term national debt. >>> attorney general greg abbott easily won the primary for governor, the first gop nominee in more than a decade. is he pushing for more freedom and less government. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead those rights come from god. >> meanwhile, democrats are pinning their hopes on state senator weekendy davis, callingr opponent a defender of the status quo. >> i am ready to fight for you and to fight for every hardworking texan across this state. >> another member of the bush family begins his political career with a win. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush is running for texas land commissioner. but in a stunner at least two prominent republicans were forced into runoffs, lieutenant governor david dewhurst and the oldest serving member of the house also fighting for his job, 90-year-old republican hall. his challenger says he has spent too much time in d.c. >>> what would be the nation's toughest abortion bill has passed the alabama house. i
Mar 4, 2014 1:00pm EST
greg abbott, the republican, and wendy davis, the front running democrat, are likely to win easily the nominations. there are some ballot race that is are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has -- republican side, has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all, as our headline suggest, moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters who, in the republican party, are quite conservative. if you're here in austin or dallas or houston, your television is full of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate from lieutenant governor to agriculture commissioner, attorney general, and the railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things. one is a bible, one is a gun, and one is an assurance that they don't like barack obama. so that's really the message on the republican side. the or headline is the national level. they'd jud cornyn, the incumbent u.s. senator, is being challenged by a number of republicans, including congressman steve stockman, who had hoped to be a strong tea
Mar 5, 2014 1:00pm PST
of cite of cag with ted nugent, greg abbott won his primary sounding every bit the ghost of rick perry past. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead, those rights come from god. >> greg abbott will go on to face the dwmic winner wendy davis in a closely watched contest in the fall. and as long as we're looking forward, a look in to the crystal ball shows a future for texas that bear as striking resemblance to its past. with the state poised to elect its third george bush. george p. bush cruised to victory in the gop race for land commissioner. the son of jeb and nephew of g.w., george p. did not have to go far to get political pointers from big time texans. >> did you get any advice from your dad? >> well, at the beginning of the effort, he gave the best advice and that is just outhust huhuso competition. >> unheard of $3.5 million in fundraising. perhaps by the time george p. bush is ready to begin his campaign for higher office, the texas tea party will be decaffeinated. that is all for now. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 4:0
Mar 4, 2014 6:00am PST
davis and greg abbott. we gave you a little taste there. ronan, thank you for getting up a little early today. >> great primer there. >> thank you. winter weather hit overnight from austin, san antonio, houston. it's produced already more than 40,000 power outages. it will damper voter turnout. polls places there will not open until 11:00 am today and in williamson county to the north some polling places were being tlaed as well. of course, texas, half the primary vote -- more than half this time is expected to have already voted early. joining me now, the texas tribune's emily ramshon. one of the ways that democrats are making any progress on registering voters and on ramping up their base here, if it's going to happen, will the raw democratic number in the primaries actually be higher than it was four years ago? what do you expect? >> it's possible that the raw numbers will be higher, largely because there's been a national operation at play here. a lot of obama accolades have been down here in battleground texas, trying to get voters registered. you may see these wintry conditions ke
Mar 5, 2014 3:00am PST
greg abbott who won the republican nomination. also george p. bush taking the republican case for texas land commissioner and john cornyn turning back a tea party challenge. >>> in hillary clinton decides to run in 2016, a new poll finds she may have support from a somewhat unlikely group, republicans. 8% of republicans said there is a good chance they would vote for her. 8%. 17% says there was some chance they would vote for her. 74% says, no chance at all. mrs. clinton will speak to cleej students at an event at ucla today. >>> a woman was killed in a huge gas leak and explosion in new jersey. they were unable to identify the woman found near a car. seven other people were injured in the accident. dozens of homes were damaged. >>> so an asteroid is on the way and it's going to pass closer to earth than the moon. it's going to happen today around 4:00 p.m. eastern. experts say it poses no threat. it will get no closer than some 200,000 miles away. you will not be able to see it probably because the asteroid would be too dark to view correctly. does it make a sound if you do not see it?
Mar 4, 2014 3:00am PST
. featuring wendy davis and republican greg abbott. both are expected to get their party's nomination, but did you know had? there is a bush on the ballot there? george p. bush, the son of jeb bush and the nephew of former president george w. bush, is now running for land commissioner. the senate seat also up for grabs in that state. >>> a dramatic rescue, playing out in portland, oregon action when a utility worker gets trapped in the trenches. emergency crews pulling out the worker after he was buried at the bottom of a 12-foot hole for nearly four hours. he was 21-years-old and two other men were working alongside him in that sewer line trench when it collapsed. the other two escaped and began digging him out. >> never seen or been around anything like that. he's very religious guy and he was shouting prayers. >> that worker is now hospitalized in serious condition. >>> and a collector for bet. rescued in kentucky. take a look. >> remember the story we had told you about not long ago when there was that collapse in the ground there? all those corvettes in kentucky collapsed into the ground.